Japan Eases Visa Requirements for Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines Nationals

Travel News 01 Jun 2014

Following 17th June Ministerial Council’s meeting on the Promotion of Japan as a Tourism-Oriented Country, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to implement the following relaxations of visa requirements for nationals of Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, in cooperation with these partner countries. The objectives of these measures are to promote Japan as a tourism-oriented country with the even higher goal of attracting 20 million foreign visitors, to contribute to growth strategies as well as the promotion of people-to-people exchanges. The details of the measures including the beginning date of application are currently under consideration.

(1) For e-passport holders of Indonesia, visas will be exempted based on prior registration at the Embassy or Consulates General of Japan in Indonesia.

(2) For nationals of the Philippines and Vietnam, multiple-entry visa requirements will be substantially relaxed, and requirements for single-entry tourism visas will be relaxed to a quasi-exemption-equivalent level when applied via specified travel agencies. These measures will also be applicable for nationals of Indonesia in addition to the above.

For more enquires on your country’s visa requirements to Japan, please visit their Singapore consulate’s webpage here.